Hand crafted bookmark. Print from the original Batik by Carmel Smyth.
Batik is an ancient art originating in southeast Asia that uses wax to create mystical patterns and colours. The process involves melting wax on oil-resistant cloth. The lightest dye is applied first, and the colours are layered thereafter, finishing with the darkest. During the layering the wax cracks naturally, allowing a certain amount of the dye to seep through. The cloth is then ironed with newspaper to remove the wax and the cloth returns to its original fabric texture.
Beautiful product for the readers in the family.
13.5cm x 5cm